Category Archives: Work

Breaking up with a Client

I’ve been self-employed for much of my career. This was an on-again off-again arrangement earlier on, but has been my permanent situation for about fifteen years now and will be forever more. I’ve written before about the realities of being self-employed, such as the hit to your taxes, health costs, and more. But another important thing to consider… Read More »

Anger and Lashing Out

A client who is responsible for a too-large percentage of my income shared with me an email he sent to someone in which he blew up at the recipient with the most vile all-upper-case yelling I’ve ever seen.

Tradeshows: the end of the day

I love being at a tradeshow when it closes. At the moment it closes, exhausted exhibitors applaud as chaos and hubbub ensue and workers emerge from the loading docks to start tearing it all down. It is an organized, frenzied orchestra of elation and exhaustion.